Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Glowing Giveaway!!!

Dear Friends,

I am excited to announce that I have a NEW Halloween & Holiday illustrated candle line hand-crafted by Aunt Sadie's Candles in Vermont! And, in celebration of this fun collaboration, I am hosting a double GIVEAWAY! To Enter to WIN, simply answer a question and leave your feedback via the comments section here on my Blog! I am also giving away another illustrated Halloween candle to the folks that follow along and leave their feedback on my Facebook Page. You are invited to enter both giveaways. If you wish, you can  EMAIL me as an alternative, and I will post your comment for you.


THANK YOU ALL so very much for sharing your feedback
 and playing along! It's been a JOY to read your comments,
 both here and on Facebook, and I am inspired to create new designs
 and products based off of your wishes. 

For the BLOG portion of this Giveaway, we now have a WINNER! 
**** Ms Peppercorn it is!****

(Ms Peppercorn, please EMAIL ME your shipping address)

To ENTER, simply answer the following question in the comments section below:

"What other fun Halloween products
 or characters would you like
 to see me develop & create?"

(Click on the "comment" link at the base of this post
 to leave your feedback & enter to win)

That's easy enough! I'd love to read your replies, and I will be randomly choosing a winner from the comment entries on each site. So, that means 2 winners! And, winners will be drawn on Monday, June 15th!


These whimsical candles are hand-poured by artisan candle-makers at Aunt Sadie's historic farm in Lunenberg,Vermont. An 1865 farmhouse and old horse barn are the country headquarters for this family-run, small-town business. Each tin candle from my collection includes a clear lid and is adorned with a Johanna Parker illustrated wrap. They make unique, fun and functionional gifts to friends and family and to yourself!

I am thrilled to be part of the team, and I am excited for you to see my designs GLOW! 

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Johanna Parker Aunt Sadie's Candles for Halloween

Above is a peek at Aunt Sadie's promotional postcard for my Halloween Collection!

To view and place an order from my full collection of Halloween & Holiday candles, including winter foxes, snowmen and such, please visit....

Thank you for your interest & support in American made!

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Workshop Peek-a-Boo!

It's about time for an artist update! My workshop is beginning to look a lot like Halloween! As I have decided to exhibit at 2 Halloween Art Events this year, I figure it's best to begin building my collection of October-themed originals now versus later. Before I forget, please mark your calendars for these 2 special events:

* 2nd Annual Hallowbaloo in Redmond, Washington
SEPTEMBER 19th, 2015 

* 10th Annual Halloween Trunk Show in Denver, Colorado
OCTOBER 10th, 2015

I know I have been a little distant and distracted with gardening projects around the house and designing art for licensing. So, I have not had much time to blog. However, I have been juggling my papier mache sculpts with all the rest. Here's a current sneak peek from the workshop of my one of a kind characters in the works. Keep in mind, these guys are unfinished as many need painted accents, trims, and other final touches. But, I thought I'd share my process. And yes, there are many more to come! So, if I disappear again, know I'm busy creating :)

Happy June to you, and I hope to see many of you this fall at my Halloween Art Shows!

Best Wishes,
~ Johanna 


* A couple of Halloween character busts in the works, pose with unfinished party hats....


* A sweet jack-o'-lantern ball character dons a lovely aged green hue.... The hand-sewn vintage crepe paper collar will soon decorate his neck, and maybe a thin bead of black glass glitter will trim the base of his stem...


* For this year's hat, I hand-illustrated a version of my flying witch design that appears on some of my graphic-designed products from my Primitives by Kathy collection. A variety of hat sizes, glued and sealed, are now closer to being ready to top some of my folk art sculptures!


* My ball characters are always a popular choice. This black cat ball is trying on a 2-toned vintage crepe paper collar for color-matching and size.


* A black bunny here and there always adds more variety to my Halloween mix! This guy dons a medley of painted sweets on his round-bellied base... I think he needs a collar too...


* Just another view of my handmade party hats! It looks like a conical parade is coming to town!


* Cover your eyes! This bat is bare! Sans his wire wings, he still needs an appointment with JP for final sanding, and then we'll take it from there!


* An owl with no eyes and missing wire wings and feet is wondering when the heck I will allow him to see! Looks like his buddy is one step ahead, but still cannot fly. I have my work cut out for me....

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